Bikini Kill Announce Rescheduled Spring Shows To Later This Year

Bikini Kill @ The Hollywood Palladium (Photo credit: Debi Del Grande)

Last year, legendary feminist punk band Bikini Kill regrouped for their first full shows since 1997 with performances across the globe. After quickly selling out an expansive list of international tour dates, the band was slated to perform across North America and Europe. As the world eagerly looks forward to a less complicated time, the band has announced their rescheduled March, April, and May 2020 shows to later this year. Full list of dates below and here. For any questions regarding purchased tickets, ticket holders can contact their local venue. 

The rescheduled run will see the band back in Olympia, WA, where they first started, for two benefit concerts (October 26-27) for Interfaith Works Nightly Shelter, a local non-profit acting as the only shelter/homeless services program that explicitly prioritizes women and LGBT single adults in the Olympia community.  

In initial interviews since Bikini Kill’s reunion, band members Kathleen Hanna and Tobi Vail respectively sat down with Pitchfork and The Olympian, explaining how the band reunited, while touching on what their music meant before and how it remains relevant in today’s cultural moment. These shows see the band performing with their iconic line-up of Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, and Kathi Wilcox on bass — along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle. Hailed by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork,  the reunion has sparked critical discussion on the band’s legacy and influence on culture and music today with Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, The New York Times. 

“Bikini Kill played as if their energy had been cryonically preserved in 1997.” – Rolling Stone
 
“Hanna is one of the great frontpeople of all time, but she is best with this band behind her. The pounding of Vail’s toms doubled by Kathi Wilcox’s bass pushes Hanna’s voice into a roar that is primal and undeniable; she makes you listen.” – The New York Times
 
“Bikini Kill’s insurrectionism feels more vital than ever. Their cool protest songs predicted and shaped our current cultural moment, in which recognizing the politics in art is non-negotiable.” – Pitchfork

Bikini Kill 2020 Tour Dates: 

8/4: Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
8/7: Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
8/10: Budapest, Hungary @ SZIGET Festival
8/12: Oslo, Norway @ Øya Festival
8/14: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West
8/16: Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
9/12: Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
9/13: Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
9/15: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
9/16: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
9/18: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
9/19: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
9/20: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
9/22: Knoxville TN @ The Mill & Mine
9/23: Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
9/25: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
9/26: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
9/27: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
10/21: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre =
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre 
10/25: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
10/26: Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater (Interfaith Works Benefit)
10/27: Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater # (Interfaith Works Benefit)  
10/30: Victoria, BC @ Distrikt 
10/31: Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo 
11/2: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 
11/3: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom ^
11/19: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore %
11/20: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
11/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall %
11/23: Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre %
11/24: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground %
11/27: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre $
11/28: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater 
11/29: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre ~
12/1: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
12/2: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall 
12/3: Montreal, QB @ M Telus

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^ w/ Lithics
% w/ Alice Bag
# w/ Mecca Normal 
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~ w/  XV, CB Radio Gorgeous
= w/ Princess Nokia


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